Elephant Update

Elephant Update
There has certainly been a lot of change for the elephants over the first few weeks of the New Year. A gap was shut between early rains in December and minimal rain coming into 2013. Our rain fall total for 2013 is nearly three times that of 2012 as a result of some serious and extensive flooding. That topic will be covered in the next installment of our month in review. For now, the focus remains on the elephants as they approached the big rain event which brought 220 – 300mm of rain in different parts of the reserve. Coming into January we saw elephants throughout the reserve with consistency, and...
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Predator update – 9 January 2013

Predator update – 9 January 2013
Christmas week was rewarded by the sighting of what can only be described as a “pride” of leopards! An old female leopard with two three-month old cubs had made a kill and was seen alongside her daughter and son from her previous litter. A total of five leopards! The famous three musketeers, three male cheetahs, have made a reappearance in the central area of Mashatu. These three brothers are thought to be about 11 years old, and have held the territory over Mashatu and its neigbouring reserves for quite a few years now. The maximum lifespan for cheetahs in the wild is usually between 7 and 10...
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December Game Report

December Game Report
A season in review The month of December started with a nice quantity of rain following a nearly totally dry November.  The single event brought measures of 12 – 55 mm of rain throughout the Northern Tuli Game Reserve. Heavy erosive action was experienced north of the airport where the greatest amount of rainfall was measured.  Now with road passage regained the land as well has shown the clear signs of recovery we have been waiting for.  Although grass cover has not been regained throughout the greater reserve, a vast expanse of greenery can now be seen near the marsh and surrounding low lying...
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